For the 5th edition of the Blue Jackets Drive Hard the plan was to circumnavigate the Malaysian peninsular over a period of 5 days. Minimal highways and more B and C roads with curves ,curves and more curves :-)
Sweepers also , long and short. All in driving heaven .
Now some of these car are multi million dollar vehicles, so why push them so hard instead of driving in style to the nearest starbucks .
Wise words .
Early morning meet up .
In KL we have 4 touges at a relatively nearby distance to the capital.
Usually on weekends , drivers and bikers will pick one route for a half day run.
Being drive hard.....
.....it was decided to drive all 4 touge sections in one day .
Hence the name -Drive Hard or Piss Off.
Leaving the capital ...
What a line up of cars.
Meeting a couple more cars along the way .
Then its time to roll .
The 4 sections are-
Kl - Kuala Klawang - Karak ; Touge 1
Karak - Goh Tong -Ulu Yam ; Touge 2
Ulu Yam - KKB - Frasers Hill ; Touge 3
Frasers Hill - Sg Koyan - Cameron Highlands ; Touge 4
Most of the drive was at a highly sedate pace.
HIGHLY sedate :-P
Highways 200+ - 300+ if you wish .
B roads 170 - 200
C roads - 120 - 170
Once the roads opened up ,these guys shot off....
Not too far ahead but still an interesting pace .
Fuel for the beasts .
Lead car .
We decided to leave the Lotus and bring the Porsche .
" Tell him to not drive like an arthritic old lady " :-P
Back on the roads and soon i was in my little bubble .
Most of the cars infront...
And a few behind .
The red is a 900hp GTR if i'm not mistaken .
And they are off.
My bubble :-)
Old school buildings .
And great views .
More fuel as high speeds demand it .
Its my first time pushing the Porsche .
I'll give an opinion at the end .
Waiting for the rest to fuel up
Then its a short Karak highway blast till the Genting turn off
I'd better not state the speeds here ;-P
Time for the hill run .
All i remember is the roads. Not even a single view of the surroundings .
Because all concentration was forwards .
Baby no 4
A beauty huh .
These 2 are very cool .
One for the husband and one for the wife .
After a short break...
Its downhill now .
You'll see a lot of my little bubble of space .
Caught up for now .
Nice view huh .
The start of Touge 3 .
What a line up .
Up towards Frasers .
911 Turbo S
So long ,Farewell :-P
Next to the dam .
This is Malaysia .
Beautiful huh .
Curves.... and grippy roads .
A short break at the Gap .
Some TLC .
Now for Touge 4 .
The most important aspect of the drive for you is your mental stamina .
A stop for lunch in Raub .
Then for the final part .
Its already late afternoon here .
A bit of traffic here .
Then :-) :-)
Such a slow group :-P
A bit more traffic...
Then bubble time .
Another short fuel stop .
Thankfully the Porsche has great consumption .
The Lotus will need to fuel up regularly .
I think we were doing 170+ here.
Nice sweepers .
Like so !!!!!!!
Towards late evening we reach Camerons .
A short stop to regroup .
Bunny and her bunny and her car .
A really nice hotel in Camerons .
With a view of the hill station .
Dinner ,drinks ,friends and zzzzzzzzzzzzz
Oh and a massage also :-P
Bright and early...
Looking down on our babies .
Its time to regroup ...
Put our luggage away .
Sticker some of the cars...
And get the days briefing .
Today will be quite relaxed .
While waiting for the stickering .
Time for pics :-)
Poor baby .
Almost time to go .
From Camerons , we will head to the highway...
Then a straight run to Penang island .
Along the way 1 car had a flat...
So we pulled up to wait for the repairs to be done .
And fuel up at the same time .
What a convoy .
All hardcore drivers .
Back on the road.
Some bad patches .
All taken in stride .
Then back on the great roads .
My fortress of solitude :-P ( think i'm doing 200 here in the straights )
Nice huh .
Soon we're down the hill... and regrouped again .
Time to move .
Now for the Malaysian highways .
Fast grippy tarmac .
Approaching the Ipoh hills .
On my six .
We will head to Penang...
Where we will be met by a Blue Jackets member and taken to a late lunch .
Rain or shine.... still we move .
Another fuel break .
Waiting for the rest .
I'm very impressed with this car .
Back on the road....
Now onto the Penang bridge .
Still dry roads .
Then its starts to rain .
Follow the leader .
On the island...
We meet the yellow Ferrari .
We drive in to a village...
With narrow roads .
Till we reach here .
A great lunch and local fruits .
Everyone was starving .
Our steeds resting.
After everyone was satisfied...
It was back in the cars .
And a short way more.
A fast couple .
Soon its in our hotel...
And a really great room .
With a view .
Dinner , drinks ,friends and zzzzzzzzzzz
Tomorrow is going to be longer than day 1 . :-)